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July 20, 2019

Aloha to our scientific colleagues around the world

Aloha to our scientific colleagues around the world, On behalf of the more than 500 people employed by the Maunakea Observatories, we offer a perspective about […]
July 15, 2019

Let’s commit to safety for all atop Maunakea

By Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Since the state announced construction restart plans of the Thirty Meter Telescope, uncertainty about what lies ahead […]
April 10, 2019

Two Maunakea Telescopes Play Critical Role in Producing World’s First Image of a Black Hole

James Clerk Maxwell Telescope & Submillimeter Array Help Unlock One of the Universe’s Greatest Mysteries Two of the world’s most powerful telescopes, located atop Maunakea, played […]
October 5, 2018

Extrasolar Planets Discovery

The hunt for exoplanets (planets outside of our Solar System) is a hot topic in Astronomy and the Maunakea Observatories certainly impacted history with their early […]
October 2, 2018

While Seeking Planet X, Astronomers Find a Distant Solar System Object

Astronomers have discovered a new object at the edge of our Solar System. The new extremely distant object far beyond Pluto has an orbit that supports […]
September 22, 2018

Dark Matter Is A No Show In Ghostly Galaxy

Maunakea, Hawaii – Galaxies and dark matter go hand in hand; you typically don’t find one without the other. So when researchers uncovered a galaxy, known as […]
September 3, 2018

Astronomers Find A Famous Exoplanet’s Doppelgänger

Maunakea, Hawaii – When it comes to extrasolar planets, appearances can be deceiving. Astronomers have imaged a new planet, and it appears nearly identical to one of […]
August 6, 2018

The Little Star that Survived a Supernova

Through the use of GRACES – a fiber optic coupling of Gemini-N and CFHT –a star was detected that is moving at an extremely high velocity and […]
August 6, 2018

True Stars and Wannabes

Keck and CFHT proved what separates real stars from wannabes through their observations of low mass stars and brown dwarfs. The lead astronomer (Trent Dupuy) is […]